Aircraft Photo of N896U | Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101 | #570
Registration / Serial:N896U
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650/660 Argosy
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
C/n (msn):6651
City / Airport:Anchorage - Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalMap
Region / Country:Alaska, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: PANC   IATA: ANC   Local: ANC   Other: -
Photo Date:28 May 1990
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 570
Photo Comment

This is the very first Argosy built. This prototype was delivered to British European as G-AOZZ in December 1961. Exactly seven years later they sold it to Detroit-based Universal Airlines as N896U, and it kept those marks ever since. The aircraft is seen here during the twilight of its active career. A little more than a year later it returned to its former home at Detroit / Willow-Run airport, for preservation in the Yankee Air Force Museum. Regrettably, it was completely broken up in 2013 for financial reasons, despite still being in very good condition.

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